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Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
.t.a.r.t. treaty with russia was an example of traditional diplomacy at its best and then working it through the congress was an example of traditional bipartisan support at its best. but we also have been working with partners around the world to create a new institution, the nuclear security summit to keep dangerous materials out of the hands of terrorists. be conducted intense diplomacy with major powers to impose crippling sanctions against iran and north korea. but to enforce the sanctions, we also enlisted banks insurance companies and high-tech international financial situations. today iran's oil tankers sit idle and its currency has taken a massive hit. now this brings me to a third lever, it economics. everyone knows how important that is. but not long ago it was thought that business drove markets and governments drove geopolitics. will, those two if they ever were separate have certainly converged. so creating jobs at home is now part of the portfolio of diplomats abroad. they are arguing for common economic rules of the road especially in asia so we can make trade a race to the t
Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
of associated forces. even if they pose no immediate threat of attack in russia. how did state department treat this project with its human rights compliance? >> thank you. in fact, as i alluded to in my opening remarks and at greater length, and my testimony, it is a real problem where the state department spokesman is going to have to stand up after russia and china has used the drone against a dissident in a country in the state department will have to explain why that was and that it extremely important for our government and the executive branch to lay down is precisely clear rules for the use of drones. >> wouldn't it be the case that china or someone, the we would condemn that out of hand? that we wouldn't say that this one is okay, that one wasn't? >> if they were being attacked -- >> we are judging the impact at one point. >> is somewhere posing imminent threats to russia in the country they were in was unwilling or unable to prevent that threat, i think we would have to acknowledge the right to defend. >> something that john bellinger said. you need to process this. i do not understan
Feb 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
being the oregon of a tv network. in america, the grandson of poor immigrants, who fled russia, come here, and that grandson became the majority leader of the house of representatives. that's what this country is about. [applause] in kitty hawk, north carolina. two bicycle shop mechanic gave mappedkind the gift of flight. the wright brothers flew only 22 feet at that time. 18 feet in the air. but they performed a miracle. as a result, only 66 years later, this country put a man on the moon and brought him back. that's who we are. we can do an enormous amount as a people. the wright brothers' father milton inspired his sons by giving them a toy helicopter. he never, ever wanted his two sons, orville and wilbur to fly together for fear that he would lose them. and seven years after the original flight, in 1910, milton gave them permission to fly together. the only time they if did. and it lasted six minutes. now, later that day, orville took his 82-year-old father up into the air. it lasted seven minutes. rising 350 feet at that time. while milton shouted, higher, orville, higher. i th
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
.s. it provide no review of analysis of the programs or china, singapore, russia, india, japan and brazil. finally i would like to comment that in a lot of these discussions and ranking member johnson really head me off at the pass. she clearly understands it very well. there's a lot of confusion of terminology basic research, applied research and so forth. and i would like to use with the chairman's permission a little bit of time to give you a perspective on this. basic research is the search for knowledge by scientists of the natural world and how it works. aemployed research often conducted by engineers suggests taking that knowledge, scientific knowledge and conducting further investment to forge to a useful application, development moves actual design to a mockup of a real product. so basic research gave us the electron and the structure of dna. applied research gave us high strength steel and the origin internet. development allows us to produce and market in new computer system. but thanks are change -- things are changing. today much of what we do, i like to use the term use insp
Feb 12, 2013 8:00pm EST
'll engage russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenal and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands, because our ability to influence others depends on our willingness to lead and meet our obligations. america must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyberattacks. applause president obama: now, we know hackers steal people's identity and infiltrate private e-mails. we know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid 0, financial institutions, our air traffic control system. we cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. that's why earlier today i signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyberdefenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs and our privacy. [applause] president obama... but now congress must act as well by passing legislation to give our government a greater capa
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